WHO IS THERAPY FOR?
Treatment can be offered to children and young people who present with
- delayed language development
- disordered language development. ( having difficulty in understanding what others say; that is receptive language; or finding difficulty with putting sentences together so that they can be understood; that is expressive language.)
- delayed speech development (eg sound substitutions)
- disordered speech development ( using incorrect speech sounds that are not improving following the expected development pattern)
- word retrieval (finding it difficult to store & remember words and their meanings)
- pragmatic disorder (difficulty in social use of spoken and non-verbal language)
- selective mutism (only speaking in certain situations)
- speech dyspraxia (motor planning & co-ordination difficulty affecting pronunciation)
- dysfluency (rhythm of speech altered)
Form of Therapy
In addition to individual therapy it can be beneficial in some cases to see your child across a range of settings where other professionals may be involved with him/her. Where requested coaching can be offered to support key people in the use of therapy approaches with your child.